MY HOLY (UNFORGETTABLE) JOURNEY TO SHIVA ABODE ARUNACHALAM TEMPLE.
Dear Freinds,since i am a SRIVIDYA SADHAK,I do sadhna of both shiva & shakti,as per the
instructions of my SRIVIDYA’S DIKSHA GURU ,Shri ShivPremanand Jee to visit two most important Shiva’s Temple like ARUNACHALAM & CHIDAMBARAM to uplift your Kundlini
Shakti,I have made the plan to visit these places with my spiritual freind N.P.SINGH,Taken Flight from Delhi to Benglore,on 23’rd Jan.2015,the second day of auspicious Gupt Navratrey
reached the temple from Bengloru to Thiruannamalai by road,in early morning 4am of 24’th Jan.
taken a very neat & clean lodge,near temple.The heghlight of my visit are as followings;
1.Having daily darshan of lord Shiva & maa shakti,in special line ,in morning & evening ,without
fees,exemted by mandir management as special respact .
2.Allowd by priest at Arunagiri’s SAMADHI SATHAL to enter inside the Samadhi,Take the Energy of Siddha.s on your palm,by special method as told by him,we feel that somebody has given the ShaktiPaat,i am still surprised why everybody is supporting me in temple,as this was my first visit to temple no body knows me,than i realised that lord shiva,himself helping me.
3.Doing sadhna in Building near eastern gate,with 100 pillars,having Pataal Shivlingam,6 feet below main floor,where RAMAN MAHARISHI got Mokhs by doing sadhna there for long time.We just have gone for DARSHAN but the preist there told us sit here in front of lingam as long as you wish.
we have stayed there for 3 days,but i felt that i am living here for years.A must place to visit.
Arunachalam Temple,( Tiruvannamalai Temple ) has six daily rituals at varied times from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and twelve yearly festivals on its calendar. The Karthika Deepam competition is widely known during the day of the total moon between November and Dec, and a large beacon is lit atop hill. It is seen from miles around, and symbolizes the Shiva symbol of fireside connection the sky. The event is witnessed by 3 million pilgrims. On the day preceding every full-of-the-moon, pilgrims compass the temple base and also the Annamalai hills in a very worship known as Girivalam, a follow administered by 1,000,000 pilgrims yearly.
In Hindu mythology, Parvati, wife of Shiva, once closed the eyes of her husband playfully in a very garden at their abode atop Mount Kailash. Though solely an instant for the gods, all light-weight was taken from the universe, and also the earth, in turn, was submerged darkly for years. Parvati performed penance with different devotees of Shiva, and her husband appeared as a column of fireside at the highest of Annamalai hills, returning light-weight to the planet. He then united with Parvati to create Ardhanarishvara, the half-female, half-male variety of Shiva. The Annamalai, or red mountain, lies behind the Annamalaiyar temple Arunachalam Temple, and is related to the temple of its someone. Hill is sacred and thought of a symbol, or picture illustration of Shiva.
Land,water,fire,air & Akash
These are known as as “Pancha Boothas” and associated them with 5 sacred places for worshiping Lord Shiva. And the Center of those 5 components for fire is known with Thiruvannamalai. ATHARA STHALAM.
Arunachalam Temple, Thiruvannamalai is that the most sacred of those 22 known as (Ninaithale Mukthi Tharum Thiruthalam). Place for Salvation.
ShivaPuranam notable four sacred places for getting salvation. Thiruvannamalai is one in every of them. The importance of this Arunachalam Temple ( Arunachalam Temple ) Place is that by mere remembrance of Lord Arunachaleswarar, (Arunachalam) at this place provides salvation to all or any souls “By seeing Chidambaram, by being born in Tiruvarur, by dying in Kasi, or by merely thinking of Arunachala, one will surely attain Liberation.”
Another verse in the Arunachala Mahatmyam, translated from Sanskrit into Tamil by Sri Ramana Maharshi says:
“Arunachala is truly the holy place. Of all holy places it is the most sacred! Know that it is the heart of the world. It is truly Siva himself! It is his heart-abode, a secret kshetra. In that place the Lord ever abides the hill of light named Arunachala.
Asked about the special sanctity of Arunachala, Ramana Maharshi said that other holy places such as Kailas, Kasi and Chidambaram are sacred because they are the abodes of Lord Siva whereas Arunachala is Lord Siva himself.. .
The circumambulation of Arunachala is known as Giri Pradakshina in Sanskrit and Giri Valam in Tamil. Performing pradakshina of Arunachala is considered to be beneficial in all ways. Typically, pradakshina is done in bare feet, with the Hill on the right. Sri Ramana Maharshi once explained the meaning of the word pradakshina and how it should be done by a devotee: “The letter “Pra” stands for removal of all kinds of sins; “da” stands for fulfilling the desires; “kshi” stands for freedom from future births; “na” stands for giving deliverance through jnana. If by way of Pradakshina you walk one step it gives happiness in this world, two steps, it gives happiness in heaven, three steps, it gives bliss of Satyaloka which can be attained. One should go round either in mouna (silence) or dhyana (meditation) or japa (repetition of Lord’s name) or sankeertana (bhajan) and thereby think of God all the time.